Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lancs Land Ashes and T20 Prize

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lancs Land Ashes and T20 Prize

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LANCASHIRE have hit the jackpot after being awarded a 2023 Ashes Test and Emirates Old Trafford being named a host for the ECB's new city-based T20 competition.

The Red Rose have also landed a bumper package of international fixtures between 2020 and 2024 which will be worth millions to the club - and to the region.

An Ashes Test is worth between £5m and £6m in ticket sales alone to the club, but that is just the start when you factor in food and drink sales, corporate hospitality and added revenue from the new 150-room hotel at Emirates Old Trafford, which was completed last year.

Lancashire had already been awarded an Ashes Test for next year - along with several World Cup matches including a semi-final. But in the ECB's major match announcement yesterday they were given Tests against Pakistan (2020), India (2021) and a yet unnamed opponent in 2024. …

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